Sunday, August 20, 2017

Affinitas GmbH. said a lie when it was written

"The acquisition, for a price between €10m – €20m, is the Berlin-based premium dating site’s first acquisition."
https://globaldatinginsights.com/2016/10/04/elitesingles-acquires-french-dating-brand-attractive-world-for-over-e10m/
http://www.eu-startups.com/2016/10/europes-online-dating-giant-edarling-acquires-french-competitor-attractive-world-for-more-than-e12-million/

On September 30, 2016, the Company completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Samadhi SAS (“Samadhi”), an unrelated third party and owner of the platform Attractive World. The Company believes that this acquisition will help expand into the French market. As of the acquisition date,
Samadhi became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
The total consideration for the acquisition of 100% of Samadhi’s shares outstanding amount to €9,295 thousand, comprising €8,000 thousand in cash paid in 2016, €1,000 thousand deferred compensation payable in 2017, and €295 thousand of contingent consideration payable upon reaching specified operating objectives, which management deems probable to occur. The share purchase agreement includes an additional €705 thousand of contingent consideration payable upon reaching specified operating objectives in 2017, which management deemed improbable. As such, management has not recorded any contingent consideration with respect to the €705 thousand as of the acquisition date or December 31, 2016. Refer to Note 9.2 for further information. The Company incurred acquisition-related costs of €162 thousand, which comprise legal fees and due diligence costs. These costs have been included in “general and administrative expenses”.
For the three months ended December 31, 2016, Samadhi contributed revenue of €912 thousand and losses of €(901) thousand to the Group’s results, mainly resulting from amortization charges of the acquired intangible assets as well as the restructuring that was implemented in the fourth quarter of 2016.


at page 276 of 719


Affinitas GmbH. 2016 financials via
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/affinitas-gmbh-2016-financials-via.html
Spark Networks Files Registration Statement With SEC Over Affinitas GmbH. Merger


Please notice:
EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones. eHarmony has about 750,000 paid subscribers and 10 million active users, which has been steady for the past five years. 

eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-ceo-visiting-australia-summer.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/for-elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate.html

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Affinitas GmbH. 2016 financials via




Spark Networks Files Registration Statement With SEC Over Affinitas GmbH. Merger
http://investor.spark.net/static-files/727298c5-4589-46a0-a30c-2b08550665b2
As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on August 16, 2017

Spark Networks Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Merger with Affinitas GmbH.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/spark-networks-announces-filing-of.html

Match Group is 10 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge in revenue.
eHarmony is 2 or 3 times bigger than Spark + Affinitas merge in revenue and eHarmony has 750,000 paid subscribers and Affinitas in the range of 380,000.

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones. eHarmony has about 750,000 paid subscribers and 10 million active users, which has been steady for the past five years. 

eHarmony's sites are 3 times bigger in active users and revenue than EliteSingles's sites.
And worse, Affinitas GmbH. can not beat and will never beat eHarmony Inc. in United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and United States.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-ceo-visiting-australia-summer.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/for-elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate.html

Compare to Affinitas GmbH. 2015 financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-2015-financials.html
also
Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: LOV) Releases Q2 2017 Financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/spark-networks-inc-nyse-american-lov.html

eHarmony is in big war with its copycat, EliteSingles since May 2012, after former eHarmony's CEO refused to fully acquire its mother company Affinitas GmbH.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/female-journalist-from-sun-uk-testing.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/new-logo-and-new-type-design-for.html


eHarmony CEO and article "The Online Dating Industry is Growing and Evolving"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/eharmony-ceo-and-article-online-dating.html

eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like
the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Chile, Mexico; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia;
also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony;
esync (eSynchrony) in Singapore,
MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc.,
Marrily in India
and now
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries. 



Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html


Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

 

Spark Networks Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Merger with Affinitas GmbH.


http://news.morningstar.com/all/access-wire/ASWAccesswire472942MSN/spark-networks-announces-filing-of-registration-statement-for-proposed-merger-with-elitesingles.aspx
http://investor.spark.net/static-files/78a2d3ee-6975-4fce-b50f-8f04b3fcd4c5


As previously announced on May 2, 2017, Spark and EliteSingles have entered into a definitive agreement under which Spark and EliteSingles will combine in a stock-for-stock transaction that is expected to result in EliteSingles shareholders owning approximately 75% of the combined company and Spark shareholders owning approximately 25%. 

The Form F-4 was filed by Blitz 17-655 SE, the holding company under which the businesses will combine and become Spark Networks SE, and is available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov under the name "Blitz 17-655 SE." The registration statement has not been declared effective by the SEC and the information in the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The Spark Investor Relations website (http://investor.spark.net) contains a downloadable version of the Form F-4 and additional information regarding the Spark and EliteSingles combination.

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: LOV) Releases Q2 2017 Financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/spark-networks-inc-nyse-american-lov.html
Spark Networks is like a lifesaver made of lead for Affinitas GmbH.

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/06/about-article-elitesingles-full-of-fake.html

It is also said EliteSingles USA churn rate 87% every 5 months!


Affinitas GmbH. & Spark Networks Talks Merger Deal & Future Growth Strategy In Exclusive GDI Interview
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbh-spark-networks-talks.html

What I had understood:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/for-elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate.html

  •         They will run the companies separately, as if there were no intention to merge.
  •         They can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry.
  •         No mention to eHarmony, biggest enemy of EliteSingles / eDarling sites.
"Affinitas GmbH's revenue is USD 86 Million LTM, with USD 8 Million EBITDA." ? Unaudited.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/affinitas-gmbhs-revenue-is-usd-86.html

Spark Networks (LOV) and EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/spark-networks-lov-and-elitesingles.html



Thursday, August 17, 2017

New logo and new type design for eHarmony quite similar to .... Lovoo!



new eHarmony Marketing campaign "Right from the Start"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/new-eharmony-marketing-campaign-right.html

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony CLOSED, SOLD and REOPEN again.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-closed-sold.html

NEW eHarmony New Zealand micro site
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/new-eharmony-new-zealand-micro-site.html
eHarmony is a 17+ years old obsolete site The success rate of eHarmony is less than 10%.
eHarmony is only supported by a big marketing budget and not by serious scientific evidence.
The Big Five normative test used by eHarmony and its copycats, had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
Now it is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use it (year 2017)  

Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html


eHarmony CEO and article "The Online Dating Industry is Growing and Evolving"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/eharmony-ceo-and-article-online-dating.html

eHarmony was copycatted in several countries like
the online dating sites EliteSingles in Canada, Australia, USA, UK, Chile, Mexico; eDarling in Spain, German, France, Russia;
also TeAmo in Russia is another copycat of eHarmony;
esync (eSynchrony) in Singapore,
MiMediaManzana in Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, etc.,
Marrily in India
and now
LemonSwan in Germany and other countries. 

 
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony CLOSED, SOLD and REOPEN again.



http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/technology/article167462457.html


You Have the Power to Make ElevatedCareers Better, I received that email.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/you-have-power-to-make-elevated-careers.html

eHarmony just closed ElevatedCareers, please see by your own!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/03/eharmony-just-closed-elevatedcareers.html

Please be alerted, be informed ElevatedCareers by eHarmony was a HOAX, a FRAUD, it only overpromised.
The Big Five normative test had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

ElevatedCareers by eHarmony promised more that what it can really offered, delivered job matches as a machine gun shooting flowers (good for nothing, useless).
It is a HOAX, a FRAUD to use the Big Five normative test in year 2017.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-1-of-3.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-2-of-3.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/02/elevatedcareers-by-eharmony-part-3-of-3.html 

Compare to WayUp
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/wayup-same-road-as-elevatedcareers.html

PAPER: Personality, personnel selection, and job performance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/paper-personality-personnel-selection.html

Google (Alphabet Inc.) launched Google Hire, a new job application service.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/google-alphabet-inc-launched-google.html

article: Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/article-why-brands-need-to-understand.html
AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html
Soulmates.ai launches to help brands find compatible influencers using AI
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/soulmatesai-launches-to-help-brands.html

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PAPER Personality Based Song (Indian) Suggestions







https://www.ijariit.com/manuscripts/v3i4/V3I4-1238.pdf


---------------

Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old. 


The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:

I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users.
"Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"

II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)

III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy.
Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.
 
Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
 
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo
  !!!

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

Security article: Can Online Dating Apps be Used to Target Your Company?




http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/can-online-dating-apps-be-used-to-target-your-company/
 

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/plentyoffish-pof-is-revealed-as-most.html

USA FTC article: How fast will identity thieves use stolen info?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/usa-ftc-article-how-fast-will-identity.html

Mozilla’s First Internet Health Report Tackles Security and Privacy
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/mozillas-first-internet-health-report.html

article: Fraud and identity theft a real problem for online dating sites!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/article-fraud-and-identity-theft-real.html


A dating site leaked over a million accounts because of bad security
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/a-dating-site-leaked-over-million.html

Security Problem Exposes User Information at Match ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/security-problem-exposes-user.html

Monday, August 14, 2017

WSJ article: "OkCupid Bets That Swipe Left, Swipe Right Is a Dated Concept"






https://www.wsj.com/articles/okcupid-bets-that-swipe-left-swipe-right-is-a-dated-concept-1502676480

WSJ: What is the biggest change happening in online dating right now?

MR. SEIDMAN: I think we are moving away from novelty. Swiping apps went through a novelty phase, with many people trying them out because of their novelty, whether it was really right for them or not. This was great. It helped expand the entire dating-app category and changed the perception of online dating, eradicating any stigma. We’re no longer in that phase of pure novelty, and as new customers choose what dating app to use, they have a range of options, each with a different focus.

Now the question isn’t how you make a dating app, what features you have, but its values—who goes there and what do you stand for? That’s the next frontier in the industry: Why would I use one instead of the other?


I agree, the Online Dating Industry needs innovations. 

Please see also graph of Unique Visitors to dating sites and apps in June in USA.
June 2016: 42.7 Million
June 2017: 36.8 Million

From Alexa and SimilarWeb: 2017 worst year ever for the Online Dating Industry???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/from-alexa-and-similarweb-2017-worst.html
Alexa and SimilarWeb show the rising tide is not happening for Online Dating Industry 2017
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/alexa-and-similarweb-show-rising-tide.html

Match Group's (MTCH) CEO on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q2-2017.html

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/plentyoffish-pof-is-revealed-as-most.html

About OKCupid and A list, then lawsuit
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/about-okcupid-and-list-then-lawsuit.html

No one can call Match Group and say them "Hey, Tinder was created as copycat of Badoo, but can not outperfomr it, and also Badoo backed Bumble to fight back and destroy Tinder" ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-group-q2-2017-revenue-flat-arpu.html
Also innovations are not adding more bells and whistles to companies that are past their prime and reached operating ceiling like PlentyOfFish, Tinder, Match, OkCupid.
For me it is clear they do not want to innovate.
They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.


WSJ: Some studies show the pages you like on Facebook can say more about your personality than what close friends and family members know. Where do big data and algorithms fall short when it comes to love? How much is big data and how much is nondigital things like chemistry?

MR. SEIDMAN: They’re both super important. The thing that we at OkCupid have going for us is that while we cannot replace real-world chemistry, what we can do is find a lot of people with shared sensibility. In that sense, the advent of apps has been amazing but it doesn’t replace, and it is not meant to replace, the real world.


Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.
Please see article: "Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/article-why-brands-need-to-understand.html

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html

Saturday, August 12, 2017

article: Why Brands Need to Understand Personalities in Order to Leverage AI’s Potential



http://www.adweek.com/digital/why-brands-need-to-understand-personalities-in-order-leverage-ais-potential/

"The trouble is it’s hard for scientists—much less marketers—to understand what makes a person … well, a personality.  "

AI, former eHarmony's Chief Scientist and PsyML (machine learning and big data)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/ai-former-eharmonys-chief-scientist-and.html


Please DO NOT mistake  "artificial intelligence" with a proposal like a Personality Based Recommender System.

Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html  



Finally the perfect dating algorithm? Of course NOT, Big Five test is OBSOLETE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/02/finally-perfect-dating-algorithm-of.html


Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)

That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/01/paper-comparative-study-of-people-to_14.html  

They need to calculate personality similarity between users but there are different formulas to calculate similarity.

In case you did not notice, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry for years, with low success rates until now because they mostly use the Big Five model to assess personality and the Pearson correlation coefficient to calculate similarity.
Please remember: Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old. 


The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:

I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users.
"Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"

II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)

III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy.
Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment, and not meet other people with similar interests or political views.
 

Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
 
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
 

Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo
  !!!


The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html 

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Meet Group (MEET) Presentation At Canaccord Genuity 37th Annual Growth Conference





http://ir.themeetgroup.com/Cache/1500102435.PDF?O=PDF&T=&Y=&D=&FID=1500102435&iid=4392695
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4098003-meet-group-meet-presents-canaccord-genuity-37th-annual-growth-conference-slideshow

Please notice: MTCH group is 16 times bigger in revenue than MEET group.

Weak point of MeetMe as Q2 2017:
Mobile Revenue Meet Group (MEET) USD 23.3 Million is 74.44% of Total Revenue USD 31.3 Million
and
63 % of Total Revenue Meet Group (MEET) comes mainly from Advertisement, USD 19.57 Million, not Subscriptions as Match Group, or other online dating sites!


The Meet Group's (MEET) Q2 2017 Results
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/the-meet-groups-meet-q2-2017-results.html

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PlentyOfFish (POF) is revealed as the most dangerous dating app in Britain




https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4196937/plenty-of-fish-is-revealed-as-the-most-dangerous-dating-app-in-britain-as-investigation-links-hundreds-of-rape-stalking-violent-assault-blackmail-and-child-grooming-cases-to-online-dating/

The Match Group overpaid for PlentyOfFish last July 2015 (It was insane, USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish that past its prime 3 years ago).  

The Match Group had been doing all wrong, acquiring rotten companies to show illusory success to its investors.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-group-q2-2017-revenue-flat-arpu.html


For me it is clear they do not want to innovate.
They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/about-sa-article-match-dating-in.html

Bad News, Match Group overpaid USD 575 Million for PlentyOfFish.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2015/10/bad-news-match-group-overpaid-usd-575.html

 

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: LOV) Releases Q2 2017 Financials

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3287426-spark-networks-reports-q2-results
http://investor.spark.net/static-files/8b9bc090-dd5a-481d-807b-e4c5d0269339
High operating losses: USD 2.5 Million compared to revenue USD 6.6 Million.

Please remember Spark Networks will "merge" with Affinitas GmbH.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/05/for-elitesingles-ceo-to-speak-at-idate.html
Spark Networks is like a lifesaver made of lead for Affinitas GmbH.

compare to
SNAP Interactive Releases Q2 2017 Financials
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/snap-interactive-releases-q2-2017.html

NEW eHarmony New Zealand micro site



http://www.eharmony.com.au/dating-new-zealand/
Not sure when it was launched that micro site, but surely it is part of eHarmony - EliteSingles war!

(Winter time now in August 2017 in South Hemisphere)


new eHarmony Marketing campaign "Right from the Start"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/07/new-eharmony-marketing-campaign-right.html


Contradictory information from eHarmony and PROOF of FRAUD from the papers they had published using the OBSOLETE NORMATIVE PERSONALITY TEST BIG FIVE.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/contradictory-information-from-eharmony.html

Proof eHarmony is intoxicated with "Big Data Analysis"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/proof-eharmony-is-intoxicated-with-big.html
Another FRAUD from eHarmony "What are the odds of love? Rachel Riley reveals all"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/another-fraud-from-eharmony-what-are.html


 
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.

Very easy to copycat eHarmony, but very difficult to innovate: a 100 times better algorithm than eHarmony.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/10/very-easy-to-copycat-eharmony-but-very.html
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Online dating in a world that has chat bots that really sound like humans

http://www.techzim.co.zw/2017/08/online-dating-in-a-world-that-has-chat-bots-that-really-sound-like-humans

Please do not mistake "artificial intelligence" with a proposal like it is or it was "Synapse, a behavioural recommender system"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/08/match-groups-mtch-ceo-on-q2-2017.html

Good Bots, Bad Bots: Changing the Way We Approach Cybersecurity?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2016/07/good-bots-bad-bots-changing-way-we.html
Match to focus on dating events as it launches ‘pioneering’ Messenger bot ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2017/04/match-to-focus-on-dating-events-as-it.html

The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/12/the-8-tips-to-innovate-in-online-dating.html